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REEF HOUSE - BEACHFRONT Apt. for 2! North Suite

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property


Reef House is open for business as of November 1/2017

Your own little piece of paradise.

Reef House is one of the best places to stay on the island.

Reef House is located RIGHT on the beach. So close you can almost touch the water. Hang out on your spacious, screened in porch, our large deck or lounge on white, soft sugary sand. Then when you can't stand the heat anymore you can roll off your lounge chair and slip into T&C's famous turquoise crystal clear waters.

No having to lug your stuff down an elevator or flights of stairs because you're right on the beach. You can walk mere steps to grab a cold one right out of your very own fridge with limitless ice.

Reef House is on Pillory Beach. The shallow and deep clear waters (average temp. 84F), make it ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is located in a protected marine park so you can take in the vibrant views and abundant sea life along the reef just offshore. If you love to dive you will love diving in the deep blue waters along the 7,000 foot wall.

A cooling breeze from the east coast keeps the Beachfront Suites very comfortable most of the time, but there are ceiling fans and air conditioning, so there is always relief from the afternoon and night time heat.

Reef House boasts an open concept living space with a direct unobstructed view of the ocean from the living and dining areas. Our well equipped kitchens are designed to make them a great space for cooking and entertaining.

You will find a vibrant outdoor living area within the screened-in veranda /porch surrounded by nature. The veranda faces the ocean so you’ll have a beautiful breeze as you sip your morning coffee or evening cocktail to watching breathtaking sunsets.

You will love it.

Sister Suite # is VRBO Listing #767205

Special Offer: If you wish to book both Suites for the same time period of time, we offer special rates.

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Dawna Henderson or Pierre Mathieu
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Dawna Henderson or Pierre Mathieu

I'm an Ex Internet Advertising Executive and Pierre is a Marine and Residential Master Electrical Contractor (and the Martha Stewart of home repair) Pierre is originally from Montreal and speaks fluent French and attended McGill University. I founded and owned a Digital Ad Agency (henderson bas) for 13 years and Pierre still continues to work here and there in Toronto and the Caribbean.. We both love Grand Turk. We have been coming to the island for over 12 years and have decided to semi-retire here. In fact we eloped here three years ago. Pierre and I are both detailed oriented people and love to take care of our property. I don't like to boast but I have great taste so the interior of the Suites are nicely decorated and Pierre loves to build and fix stuff. We're both service oriented people and take great pride in making Reef House a place you'll want to tell your friends and family about and return to again and again.

Dawna Henderson or Pierre Mathieu purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Dawna Henderson or Pierre Mathieu chose Cockburn Town

It's unlike any other island in the Caribbean. Not too many people know of Grand Turk and that's what makes it so special. It's one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean. You don't have to dress up for dinner unless you want to, or sit on a beach with hundreds of other tourists. Yes there are things to do in the evening and more than enough activities during the day, but if you want to shop or go to nightclubs you won't find them here in Grand Turk. The people are great and the marine life is fantastic. You can visit other Cays each having their own charm - Salt Cay or Gibbs Cay.

What makes this apartment unique

If you love animals like we do, you're in for a big treat. It boasts the 3rd largest barrier reef system in the world (7,000 barrier reef wall). So the diving is spectacular as well as the snorkeling.

From December to mid March, you can sometimes spot Humpback Whales from your very own veranda. You may even catch a pod of Dolphins swimming right past your Beachfront Suite. There are also wild donkeys and horses all over the island.

We offer each Suite a Weber propane BBQ should you wish to dine on freshly caught fish caught that afternoon that can be purchased down the street at the local fish market. We provide two complimentary bicycles so you can take in the sites of this unique island. Our suites face the national marine park and the 7,000 foot barrier reef- so take our paddle boards (no charge) and paddle out to the reef.

We want to offer our guests everything we look for when we travel. Accommodations that are super clean, well maintained, nicely decorated, TV with cable, Internet and a great bathroom with endless hot water and great water pressure. It also has to be right on the water. Reef House has all of this and more.

- Very Safe Island

- Queen Size Bed

- Close to all bars, grocery stores, restaurants

- Screened in Veranda - facing the Caribbean Ocean - west - spectacular sunsets

- Big Wooden Deck facing the ocean

- Newly Built - Completed January 2016

- Directly on the Beach - roll out of bed and you're in turquoise water

- White sand & crystal clear water

- Free airport transfers

- Complimentary bikes - 2 per suite

- Complimentary paddle boards

- Great water pressure

- Weber™ Propane BBQ

- Complimentary filtered water & ice

- Water noodles

- Umbrellas & Beach Chairs/Lounges


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Cockburn Town, Turks & Caicos

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Pedestal Sink, Shower & Toilet Shower - roomy & tall w/white subway tile w/lighting & rain shower head Great water pressure Cotton Balls & Qtips™ Wall mounted magnifying mirror Quality Towels Hand Soap Starter Shampoo, Conditioner & Soap Bathmat Hair Dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Each Suite is a one bedroom. This Suite has a quality king size bed. We also offer a twin size mattress fold-out cot - suitable for a small child.1 Bedroom - Modern and beautifully decorated, quality bed linen. Enjoy the cool easterly breezes in your room or have it air conditioned - Your choice. If you require 2 bedrooms......... Special Offer: If both Apt. Suites are rented together at the same time by the same party we provide special rates. Just ask us and we will be happy to provide you with a rate. This provides you with two bedrooms, two baths and two kitchens. And two times the fun.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For a $75.00USD fee, plus the cost of the groceries, we're happy to provide provisioning should you require it. Food, Coffee, Liquor, Beer, Wine, & Soft drinks. Just let us know a week ahead of time. You can pay us when you arrive. Just give us a couple of days notice.


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REEF HOUSE - BEACHFRONT Apt. for 2! North Suite
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing. Great views and location. Donna was a fantastic hostess. The entire island was friendly. We’re ready to go back.

Thanks for everything Donna!

-Andy and Vivian

  • Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Vivian & Andy, Thanks for the great review. Always appreciated. I loved having you both. You guys were by far the most chilled guests we have ever had :) Good chats. Hope to see you back. - dawna
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Perfect Beach Haven!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet haven in a beautiful part of the world to spend our anniversary and could not have been happier with our choice to stay at the Reef House. The apartment is beautiful, clean, and very well equipped - especially the kitchen. I enjoyed cooking every day, but if cooking is not your thing there are a few local restaurants walking or cycling distance away. We made great use of the bikes provided and I would recommend exploring the island this way. The beach is beautiful and we spent a lot of time swimming/snorkling right in front of the house, but you can also easily walk or bike to other stunning local beaches... our favourite was Governors beach. Dawna and Pierre are wonderful hosts and periodically checked in to make sure we had everything we needed to make our stay great. I highly recommend the Reef House if you are looking to spend a quiet rejuvenating week (or more...) in gorgeous surroundings. Jen and Leight

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I have traveled all over the carribean to various islands, Belize, Hawaii and more. I have fallen in love with the Turks and Caicos islands! Grand Turk is a little island with a ton of heart! The Reef House was exceptional. The accommodations were pristine, and the attention to detail from Dawna and Pierre was unmatched. They picked us up at the airport, had a cocktail ready when we arrived, showed us all of the amenities and immediately made us feel like a part of their family. They took us to lunch to meet some of the other island residents, and made every effort to get us comfortably settled. Dawna arranged a golf cart for us, and also let us use her personal cart on a day when our cart was unavailable. Dawna is a wealth of information and helped me to set up a special vegan dinner for my dear friend, as well as a horse ride along the beach for her 50th birthday. She even had a sign hung up on the deck which said "Happy 50th Birthday". The bottle of Prosecco and OJ was an added touch! The location on the beach was phenomenal! Gorgeous water and shells galore to collect. They had floats, paddle boards, water shoes, beach loungers and an outdoor shower. Fresh seafood comes in daily that you can grill right on your BBQ if you want to! It is an exceptional property! The island itself was lovely. It is more of a rustic setting, definitely a place where you want peace and quiet. The island is still recovering from the hurricanes, so the TV was out and the WIFI pretty slow, but for us it was about getting away so that was not a concern of ours. They have their own water filtration system which was a BONUS! Pierre is so funny and charming, and their pet dogs are friendly and adorable. They liked to keep us company! When it was time to leave, the airport closed due to a firefighter strike which was a real bummer. Dawna and Pierre gave us a free night for our troubles. This really impressed me because it was not their fault at all, but they insisted and were very supportive. They continued to touch base to make sure we were getting home safely. So if you want to unplug, have gorgeous beaches practically to yourself, love wild donkeys and having an adventure....please consider The Reef House! You won't be disappointed! Stunning!!

  • Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marvelous Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

First time to Grand Turk and the people are very friendly and so are the "potcakes"! We enjoyed our stay at The Reef House which is a lovely beachfront property with all the comforts you need. The owners Dawna and Pierre were fantastic and was attentive to any of our needs. The place was decorated nicely and is very clean. We rested, read, sunned and walked the beach and yes we fed the wild donkeys! The property and the owners are fantastic but if you are looking to eating out just know that there are only a few places to go and the mini marts are limited. We were not expecting to eat in as much as we did and had to be creative in our cooking with what was available. Ladies there isn't any shopping unless you go to the cruise center and only when there is a cruise ship. Men don't get too upset because in the cruise center is a huge Margaritaville restaurant with a huge swimming pool! Still the sunsets were amazing and we looked at this vacation as a new adventure.

  • Submitted: 13-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, beautiful, beyond what we even saw from the website.

  • 5 of 5

Dawna and Pierre- yes, we are coming back! We had such a great time, resting and relaxing, swimming and just cruising around the island. You made it easy for us and your hospitality is outstanding. We will be back, loved it!

  • Submitted: 13-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home and wonderful hosts. The kitchen was outfitted perfectly, there were plenty of spices, pots/pans and utensils. The bed was comfortable, really only needed air conditioning at night time. The dogs were a plus, so nice to have them greet you every day. The fish market a few houses down was perfect, ate lobster almost every night! We truly enjoyed ourselves here on Grand Turk, would love to return in the future.

  • Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
JAG International Airport GT
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bohio Resort, Grand Turk Inn , Turks Head
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
BOHIO Resort, Grand Turk Inn, Turks Head
Nearest Beach
Pillory Beach - you're on it
Car: recommended


It's a separate island from Provo.

Coming from the Continental U.S or Canada fly to Provenciales, Turks & Caicos and then take a 20 minute local flight from Provenciales to Grand Turk. You will be picked up by Reef House - No airport transfer fees for pick-up and return to airport.

Airlines: WestJet, Air Canada, JetBlue, United, Delta, American Airlines

Grand Turk :

If you want great shopping and night clubs, Grand Turk is not for you. It however is one of the best islands in the T&C. It's more bohemian in it's vibe. It's laid back and chilled. Unlike Provo you can whip around the island in a golf cart. If you love the water there is lots to do. The diving and snorekling here is some of the best in the world. From Dec to the beginning of March you will witness the Humpback Whales - amazing sight.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Cockburn Town, Turks & Caicos

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$109.52
Additional Guest Fee C$128.85 per person per night

Airport Transfers - Free. We will pick you up at the Grand Turk JAG International Airport

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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